Representative geosites of Poland and their status of conservation

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pp. 37-42
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Nature Consrvation; 46 Lubicz St.; 31-512 Kraków, Poland
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The present geoconservation network in Poland comprises 67 nature reserves, about 1600 nature monuments and 80 documentary sites as well as complex sites protected in 22 national parks and 106 landscape parks. Numerous other localities are proposed for legal conservation. According to results of evaluation and selection 84 site-sets and individual sites are designated to the European List of Geosites compiled by lUGS in collaboration with ProGEO Association. This draft list corresponds to the diversity of geological formations and landforms of Poland. Pre-Quaternary structures connected with Caledonian, Variscan and Alpine orogenic cycles are accessible on the surface in Southern Poland while the northern part of the country is covered with Pleistocene deposits. Stratotypes and reference sections of lithostratigraphic units, fossil-bearing deposits. sedimentary and tectonic structures. Karst areas, forms of structural relief as well as the most interesting landforms are the main types of subjects recommended to the Euro-list. The proposed framework is opened to be supplemented and verified.

VOLUME 28 (3-4)/December 1998 “Geological Heritage of Europe” Dedicated to the memory of George P. Black – First ProGEO President

Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

UNESCO, Division of Earth Science, 1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France
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UNESCO, Division of Earth Science, 1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France

Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Nature Consrvation; 46 Lubicz St.; 31-512 Kraków, Poland

Departament de Geologia, Universitat Autònoma de Balcelona, 08193 Ballaterra (Barcelona), Spain
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Departament de Geologia, Universitat Autònoma de Balcelona, 08193 Ballaterra (Barcelona), Spain

TEI of Athens, Egaleo 122 10, Athens, Greece
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University of Athens, Dept. of Geology, Univ. Campus, Athens, Greece
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TEI of Athens, Egaleo 122 10, Athens, Greece
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TEI of Athens, Egaleo 122 10, Athens, Greece
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TEI of Athens, Egaleo 122 10, Athens, Greece
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TEI of Athens, Egaleo 122 10, Athens, Greece
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University of Athens, Dept. of Geology, Univ. Campus, Athens, Greece
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TEI of Athens, Egaleo 122 10, Athens, Greece
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TEI of Athens, Egaleo 122 10, Athens, Greece

School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54006 Thessaloniki, Greece
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School of Geology, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, 15784 Athens, Greece
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IGME, Direction of Mapping, Messogion 70, 11527 Athens, Greece

Department of Biodiversity and Systematic Biology, National Museums and Galleries of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff CFJ 3NP, UK
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Department of Geography, University of Wales Lampeter, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 7ED, UK

Geographical Faculty, University of Belgrade
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Institute for Nature Protection of Serbia, Belgrade
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Institute for Nature Protection of Serbia, Belgrade

Faculty of Leisure and Tourism, Wellesboume Campus, 8uckinghamshire Chi/terns University College, Kingshill Road, High Wycombe, HP/3 588, UK

Sofia University
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Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Institute of Geological Reserach, Tirana, Albania
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Institute of Geological Reserach, Tirana, Albania

English Nature, Northminster House Peterborough PE1 1UA, UK
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English Nature, Northminster House Peterborough PE1 1UA, UK

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Geology, Division of Dynamic Tectonic Applied Geology, Panepistimioupolis liJgrafou, GR I 57 84 Athens, Greece

Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali. Universita dell'Aquila, 67100 L'Aquila - Italy
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Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali. Universita dell'Aquila, 67100 L'Aquila - Italy
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Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali. Universita dell'Aquila, 67100 L'Aquila - Italy

Mirnyi, Sakha Republic, Russia

Geological Research Institute, Tirana, Albania
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Geological Research Institute, Tirana, Albania
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Geological Research Institute, Tirana, Albania

Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Institure of Geology and Mineral Exploration, 70 Messoghion Street, Athens 11527, Greece

Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Nature Conservation; 46 Lubicz Str., 31-512 Krakow, Poland
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Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Nature Conservation; 46 Lubicz Str., 31-512 Krakow, Poland

lnstilttte of Geological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences, Geological Museum, Minsk 220141, 7 Kuprevich str., Belarus

lnstilttte of Geological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences, Geological Museum, Minsk 220141, 7 Kuprevich str., Belarus

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Via Trentino 51, 09127 Cagliari, University of Cagliari
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Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Via Trentino 51, 09127 Cagliari, University of Cagliari
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Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Via Trentino 51, 09127 Cagliari, University of Cagliari